We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 4 Pescadero accommodations

Hostelling International-Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel

210 Pigeon Point Road, Pescadero, CA 94060
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Hostelling International-Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel to your Saves list
Hostelling International-Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
83%
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
DiscoverMar
  • Overview
  • Reviews (63)
  • Photos (25)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (9)
  • Location
  • More
true
Write a Review

63 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    21
    31
    6
    2
    3
See reviews for
13
18
13
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (9)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked 4 beds in a dorm at this hostel. The 6 bed dorm room had a private bathroom, which was very nice. Although the buildings could use a little tune up. It is a charming hostel. The beds were clean and comfortable and so was the kitchen. They have a great hot tub on the cliffs, overlooking the ocean.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Providence, Rhode Island
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There were three of us visiting in January, and we were lucky to have a whole building to ourselves. We didn't expect to have a kitchen, but we had full access and cooked a few meals. Loved using the jacuzzi at nighttime. We woke up early and watched the sunrise. The trails along the beach have some access to the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tracy, California
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
7 hotel reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We decided to stop into see this lighthouse, before continuing our trip to the Monterey Peninsula for the weekend. This lighthouse is located along highway 1 and was another place to see a part of the California coast and read about its history. There really is not much to see here in the way of a museum but the view... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Santa Barbara, California
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
5 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

What fun to stay at a lighthouse hostel. The day we arrived, we went to the lighthouse state park's visitor center and learned all about it from a friendly volunteer who looks like an old seaman. I was glad we did that, because it gave us a good appreciation for the history of the lighthouse and the things that have... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edmonton, AB
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Well, we wanted to stay here as we had stayed previously a few years back. We were on the return leg (back to Canada) of a 9000 km ride to Baja California and back. We remembered the Pigeon Point hostel being close to amazing restaurant in Pescadero (Duarte's Tavern). (featured on Diners Drive-ins and Dives :) ). Well I went... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My friend and I found this hostel on the hostel international map and decided to stay on a whim. We were driving up the coast via the Pacific Coast Highway and it is right off of Highway 1. The staff were friendly and helpful. They have a hot tub on site that you can use, but you have to schedule... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Really serene spot. If only all hostels could be like this - waking up to the sound of the Pacific Ocean (waves crashing) and meeting an interesting mix of international travelers (young & old). Be sure to eat at Duarte's Tavern in nearby Pescadero (best sourdough bread ever?). This hostel is Highway 1 at its best.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Costa Mesa, California
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
23 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This property was recommended by a retired senior Canadian couple, and it did not disappoint! It's a spectacular way to truly get away from it all. Staff is wonderful! Clientele is friendly and easygoing, and oh, the view! Refridgerator space is plentiful in the shared kitchen. Beds are well arranged to allow easy foot-traffic. Shared restroom-shower immaculately clean. I did... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jeff P, General Manager at Hostelling International-Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Dunebuggy4, I am really glad you had a great stay! Yes, longer vehicles can park on the side of the road. Hopefully someone will find your wallet and return it to you! I will pass on your positive comments to our staff and especially Julia! :D Jeff Parry, General Manager More

Boston, MA
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

So anyone who frequents hostels knows what they're getting themselves into. You get what you pay for sometimes. This is a pretty bare bones hostel with not a lot of activity going on, but it is cheap and in a beautiful location. Staff is quick and very friendly. Everything is clean as can be, just slightly older than some other... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This is a very nice hostel, with visitors spread out in 4 buildings, all with ocean views. Each building has a large common area and kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 1 shared bath, and 1 bath attached to the largest bedroom. I stayed here last weekend and my group of 6 took over one of the large bedrooms with attached bathroom. There... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Hostelling International-Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Hostelling International-Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hostelling International-Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel

Address: 210 Pigeon Point Road, Pescadero, CA 94060
Location: United States > California > Pescadero
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and HostelWorld so you can book your Hostelling International-Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hostelling International-Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hotel Pescadero

25 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (25)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (18)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (1)
Viewed
Other (1)

Amenities

Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Fifty miles south of San Francisco, you can relax in a hot tub with a panoramic view of the ocean and then fall asleep gazing up at one of the tallest lighthouses in America. Perched on a coastal bluff, HI-Pigeon Point Lighthouse provides affordable shared and private accommodations in historic former lighthouse keeper's quarters. Amenities include fully equipped guest kitchens, free WiFi, and on-site parking. Nearby attractions include Pescadero Marsh and Ano Nuevo State Reserve. ... more   less 
Number of rooms
4

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hostelling International-Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer